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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 21, 2011 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1974

Thanks for the great tour guide work!

Btw seems like they were thinking of the Nobody's Fault jam at the end of the first Playin ... of course you may have already said that (and probably noticed it, anyway) ... but it was interesting how that seemed to emerge for a moment and then they put it away for later.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 21, 2011 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1974

Great ears AR! I heard the blues jam take shape, and then start to shift to the Spanish Jam before Jerry sends it into Wharf Rat, but I hadn't noticed the "Nobody's Fault" riff in the blues jam, even though I have listened to this show a lot, it's one of my favorites. Right after 19:50 I hear Jerry state the Nobody's Fault melody pretty clearly, now that you point it out.

Because "Nobody's Fault" is such a stereotypical blues melody, I had always heard Jerry's part right there as just standard blues licks and I never noticed what he was specifically referencing. Bob starts to play his spanish chords at 20:10 so that Nobody's tease goes very quickly.

These musical ideas can be juxtaposed on top of each other and still sound pretty sensible because e minor is the basic harmony that starts each of them.